Ever since i discovered that books gave an escape route from reality to my la~la land...i'm been addicted to it. Dismissing classes, food & lovers just for a few more hours of "high" of reading... nevermind if it's a science-sci (thanks to H.G Wells), Mills & Boons, Fantasy (resulting in a fav. or 2 dragons and wizards), a deary old non-fiction Medical journal or *gasp* erotica (damn you Christian Grey! and Beauty!!). *ahem* *cough cough*
And these days, after a careless purchase of Kindle Unlimited i'm spending far too much of my time squinting into the screen devouring one book after another...
Some time ago a friend had asked me to review a book... and why not heh?? Even if my last review of a book was in high school as part of homework assignment. So i downloaded the pdf and cozied up to read, till the magpies starting chirping. Here's my very humble take on "The Recipient"
The Recipient makes for an interesting read, making the reader wonder- what sort of story will enfold? Will it turn into tragedy, thriller or paranormal as the protagonist skips her sleep and the ensuring nightmares. Whose memories are the dreams make of; Casey's or someone else's? The Recipient starts off on a clipped pace, flirting between memory transference, cyber security, organ harvesting and plain ol'suspense. Yet at 400+ pages long, it does not succeed in weaving a web strong enough to fend off obvious questions like '' Why did the relationship with Edie turn sour?" Just what was her role in the scheme of things? Is she an more than an innocent bystander or even a active conspirator? What about the over hyped alter ego- Octogon? It irritated the hell out of me that Octogon promised to be much more than just a diversion it was in the end. Bloody hell. I wish there had been an additional 50 pages so that the author would neatly tie up all the loose ends and answer some vital questions instead of rushing off and hastily making a big flouncy bow.
While i would not recommend someone else to rush off to purchase the book, credit card a waving, i would be more than happy to loan the same, especially to pass the time in an airport/train lounge because despite it's flaws, it IS interesting.